Lamb Lambert, Author

SCWA Indie Day Participants - so humbled to be a part of this amazing group!
Meet the Authors - learn about writing and publishing, obtain signed copies of author's books.

Panel Discussions: Authors who have achieved national and international acclaim (Panel 1); 
Poetry for Pleasure (Panel 2);
Fiction Versus Memoir (Panel 3);
Children's Books--Writing & the Challenges of Illustration (Panel 4).

Ending up with Writer's Workshop: Crafting Chapter Endings!

Black History Month Event

Saturday, February 10, 2018

 A celebration of Orange County history, culture, and community.
As a guest speaker, I shared a part of my story and had an exhibit table with published works.
Was honored with a plaque for my community service.

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Welcome, all.

free verse poetry from the heart

July update 2017

Blog-coming soon

black history month


See more reviews under Poetry tab!

Hi, my name is Lamb and I'm the author of Affairs of the Heart, Vol. 1 published in November of 2016,
and Affairs of the Heart, Vol. 2 published in January 2017.  Reviews and excerpts are in the Poetry tab.
Welcome to my new website. I hope you'll make yourselves at home here.
I'm nearing completion of my memoir, Badge of Color - Breaking the Silence, about becoming
the first African American hired for the Santa Ana Police Department, Orange County, CA
in December of 1966. Photos and excerpts are in work.​
That's all the news I have for now; please enjoy the new site.

All the best,

Honored with a

Quilt of Valor Jan. 2018

Indie Author Day Book Fair 2017
Join me and 29 other authors October 14,
1-4 p.m.
at the Anaheim Public Library
for a Q&A session,
panel discussion,
and book signings!

     So grateful to attend the Memories of Migration conference at CSUF, a multi-state effort to document and preserve a record of the diverse stories of contemporary migration. 
     Memories of Migration is a three-year, library-based community memory program funded by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to build community connections and cultural heritage collections through documenting the stories of migration in America.
     Truly inspirational!  
    Wrapped in Love on January 11th by the Quilts of Valor Foundation volunteers, who awarded me a one-of-a-kind personalized creation honoring my service in the U.S. Army during the cold war, as a Santa Ana Police Officer, and as a K9 trainer for correctional facilities and in private practice.
     I had the privilege of meeting the Bellflower volunteers and observing the countless steps it takes to craft a quilted work of art. I am deeply touched and profoundly grateful.
     For information on the Quilts of Valor Foundation, please visit

August update 2017

"Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose-petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo."

                                                    - Don Marquis

Many thanks to the Santa Ana Library, History Room team for their devoted time and energy in documenting a timeline of my life, and specifically my contributions as a member of the Santa Ana Police Dept. and community-at-large.

What makes this significant to me is that up until now articles, documents, photos and other archival information had somehow been overlooked, removed or buried. (An article written by my wife is posted in the Vault with an explanatory overview)
"Imagine the greatness of this gift - if you were the recipient of these love lines - bound to be read over and over again and felt in your soul. Walt Disney said it well: There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates' loot on Treasure Island...and the best of can enjoy these riches every day of your life.
These are the thoughts I had after reading Lamb's first volume of poetry, which are so articulate and heartfelt. Then came volume 2, another more surprising set of love lines that make me want to see and read volume 3."
-Joan Horrigan  4/26/17 
Life of Harlen "Lamb" Lambert, Santa Ana History Room